College / School
College of Sciences and Technology
Department
Mathematics
Program / Major / Certificate
Mathematics
Assessment Coordinator(s)
Samuel Dolo, Alfredo Villanueva
Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last
assessment plan?
No
Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Dolo, Atena, Villanueva, Chowdhury
The Mathematics Department at Savannah State University strongly commits itself
to the mission of excellence to prepare students for employment and for the
pursuit of advanced degrees in various math-related areas by educating them in
the fundamental concepts of:
1. Scientific methods and hypotheses testing (as a way of testing research
hypotheses).
2. Hands on experiences in the laboratory where theory and application merge.
3. Critical thinking methodologies.
4. Logic and proofs.
5. Undergraduate research.
6. Quantitative literacy – “competency in working with numerical data.”
Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan? No
1. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to outline the history of mathematics and solve math related application problems.
2. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability and critical thinking skills to prove basic mathematical theorems by using different modes and methodologies of reasoning.
3. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to collect data, analyze data, conduct experiments, and interpret data for mathematical applications.
4. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to demonstrate traditional mathematical methods (in upper level courses) in solving problems.
5. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to communicate mathematical research results in a well-organized manner primarily in the written form (and orally as well).
6. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to use technologies as effective tools in the application of mathematics in problem solving.
SSU Strategic Plan Goal |
PSLO |
Semester |
Professor |
Courses |
Assessment Artifacts and Instruments |
Target Levels |
Results and Analysis of Results |
Actions in Response to Results |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
1. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to compute & evaluate differential and integral calculus problems as well as other math related application problems. |
Summer 2013 |
H. Oh |
MATH 2121 Calculus III |
Final Exam - Answer Key |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. |
TARGET MET 60% |
OVERALL: TARGET MET |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
2. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability and critical thinking skills to prove basic mathematical theorems by using different modes and methodologies of reasoning. |
Spring 2014 |
H. Oh |
MATH 4201 Analysis I |
Final Exam - Answer Key |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. |
TARGET MET 60% |
OVERALL: TARGET MET |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
3. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to so the following: 1) compute probabilities; 2) collect data, analyze data, conduct experiments, and interpret data for mathematical applications. |
Fall 2013 |
S. Kim |
MATH 2201 Introduction to Probability & Statistics |
Final Exam - Answer Key |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. |
TARGET 1 NOT MET 26% |
OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET TARGETS 1 & 2: Since the majority of students are non-math majors, they need to be better engaged outside the classroom. Syllabus will be slightly modified to incorporate technology (Hawkes Learning System) component into the course. |
MATH 3000 Introduction to Biostatistics |
TARGET 2 NOT MET 26% |
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Academic Engagement and Achievement |
4. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the critical thinking skills to demonstrate traditional mathematical methods in solving problems. |
Spring 2014 |
S. Kim |
MATH 3101 Linear Algebra |
Final Exam - Answer Key |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 60%. |
TARGET NOT MET 34% |
OVERALL: TARGET NOT MET |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
5. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to communicate mathematical research results in a well-organized manner primarily in the written for (and orally as well). |
Fall 2013 |
M. Lemma / J. Lambright |
MATH 4902 Mathematical Research |
Research paper - Research Paper Rubric |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 70%. |
TARGET 1 MET 100% |
OVERALL: TARGET MET |
Spring 2014 |
TARGET 2 MET 100% |
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Academic Engagement and Achievement |
6. Upon completion of the program, the student will have the ability to use technologies as effective tools in the application of mathematics in problem solving. |
Spring 2014 |
H. Oh |
MATH 3501 Numerical Analysis |
Research Project/paper - Research Paper Rubric |
At least 60% of the students will score at least 70%. |
TARGET MET 100% |
OVERALL:
TARGET MET |
SSU Strategic Plan Goal |
PO Goal |
Enabling Strategies |
Measures |
Targets |
Results and Analysis of Results |
Actions in Response to Results |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
Increase enrollment |
Annual outreach and academic initiatives: math awareness week program, the undergraduate research day program, the pi day celebration program. |
Banner data |
65 students |
TARGET MET AY13 = 73 students Target exceeded by 8 majors. |
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2014-2015 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies and increase target next year. |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
Increase faculty development |
SSU President Faculty Mini-Grant Program |
Number of faculty receiving grants; total grant amount |
2 faculty grants will receive grants, totaling at least $2000. |
TARGET
MET |
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2014-2015 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies and increase target next year. |
Academic Engagement and Achievement |
Increase student retention through engagement |
Off-Campus REU Internship; regional/national conference presentations; other activities |
Numbers of participating students; number of activities in 2013 |
15 Students; 10 projects. |
TARGET MET 26 students 21 projects |
OVERALL: TARGET MET Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2014-2015 academic year: The program will continue enabling strategies and increase target next year. |